The nation's best-loved vet looks back at his long and highly successful career and recalls the funniest, the most absurd and the most heartbreaking animal encounters he's had.From lancing abscesses to carrying out castrations on young bulls; from clipping the claws of naughty cats to putting to sleep beloved pets whose lives have become too painful or uncomfortable to prolong - Peter's done it all. Meet Possum, the bad-tempered cat with overgrown claws who wasn't going to surrender to the clippers without putting up a fight! Or the foul-mouthed parrot who liked to turn the air blue. Read about the escaped emu that needed to be taken home in a wheelbarrow. And let's not forget Morris, the young stray cat who stole Peter's heart.The Tales And Tails Of A Yorkshire Vet serves up another collection of wonderful stories from Peter's life and work. Going back to his early years, he recalls some of the key moments of his career and his most memorable patients.These tales will take you back to a simpler time when vets were on first-name terms with their clients and there was always time for a chat, a brew and, if you were lucky, a slice of cake.